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Avignon Synagogue

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A beautiful and historic building

Only open from 9-11am Mon to Thurs, this synagogue is well worth a short visit. Entry is free and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Brad_Lizzie
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London, United Kingdom
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Very interesting for Jewish history in France

Building looks unprepossessing and unwelcoming. However, we knocked on a side door and were let in... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
EgbertHerts
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This 19th-century synagogue, built on the site of a much older one that had been destroyed by a fire, reflects the ancient roots of Jewish culture in Avignon.
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2 Place Jerusalem, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the guide was lovely-the place is well kept-I imagine you need to arrange a visit ahead of time-but it is worth the effort

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I am not Jewish but I wanted to visit this holy place. The kind lady who offers tours speaks very little English but was so accommodating and helpful. I grasped quite a bit of the history and symbolism of the building. It is stunning in...More

Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We visited on a rainy Friday morning around 10am. We rang the bell, and a very nice woman met us almost immediately. She gave us a brief tour (15 minutes total) and told us a bit about the history of the building and the congregation...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Only open from 9-11am Mon to Thurs, this synagogue is well worth a short visit. Entry is free and the domed ceiling and intimate seating give a good feel for the Jewish community in this area. It would have been even better to have seen...More

Thank Brad_Lizzie
Reviewed 13 June 2016

As indicated in the tour guides, I wrote ahead (in my high school French) to secure permission to view this synagogue. I received a nice confirmation and my husband and I looked forward to this visit. (For those who are not aware, Jews have been...More

5  Thank Myra S
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I wish to share my VERY unhappy experience with the Avignon synagogue. We had been planning a trip to Provence. I wrote and asked to be able to see the synagogue while there. Sadly, no one ever took the time to answer my email. This...More

6  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Building looks unprepossessing and unwelcoming. However, we knocked on a side door and were let in by a woman who gave us a tour and explanation.

Thank EgbertHerts
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This small, stark and angular building in the Place de Jerusalem is 19th century and replaced an earlier Synagogue. Our guide told us that the Catholic church tolerated Jews in Avignon, hence the Synagogue. It was closed when our tour reached it so we were...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I was very disappointed that we didn’t get to see the inside of this small, oddly configured building. I’ve seen many synagogues in my travels, but none quite like this one. Fortunately, our local guide provided a fascinating narrative about the building and the struggles,...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

The synagogue is small but recalls the time when there was an active Jewish community in Avignon. There remains a small community in the city but the events of the Second World War are recognized by the street name outside the synagogue recognizing a Jewish...More

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